Whether you’re visiting Stony Plain for business, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation, you’ll always find interesting and adventurous things to do! Our town, located just west of Edmonton, offers a relaxed and tranquil ambiance, removed from the clatter and clamour of the big city. Stony Plain is also a place that is steeped in history, art and culture. To fully appreciate the full glory of our town, we invite you to visit our museums, explore our arts scene, and connect with nature through our beautiful green spaces.
Source: Leah Kelly
While on your trip to Stony Plain, take time to learn about the rich history of the area and of Canada as a whole. For a truly inspired learning experience, visit the Multicultural Heritage Centre, and the Pioneer Museum. The Heritage Centre has been active in preserving and promoting the historical legacy and cultural origins of Stony Plain for over 40 years. The hub of the Heritage Centre is the Old Red Brick Schoolhouse, built in 1925, is currently home to the Public Art Gallery, the Artisan Store, Stony Plain Pie Shoppe, the Settler's Cabin, the Wild Rose Library, and the living Museum which provides a historical account of agrarian society and pioneer life on the frontiers of Western Canada.
The Parkland Pioneer Museum is a 14-acre property that encompasses a quaint collection of more than 23 historic buildings that are configured as a town from a bygone era. There is also a charming tea house on the premises and a building which features exhibits reminiscent of a local street in the 1930s. The Pioneer Museum's collection has surpassed 10,000 artifacts that include common household items, personal items, equipment, tools, farm machinery, automobiles and more. Every year crops are sown and harvested on the property, utilizing old tools, outdated equipment, and horse-drawn machinery in order to preserve and keep alive, the farming traditions of pioneers. A visit to these fine historical institutions will transport you to another time.
Throughout the downtown core and outskirts of Stony Plain, you'll be hard-pressed not to notice the more than 39 vibrant murals adorning the public space of this city. Back in 1989, a mural program was initiated to commemorate Stony Plain's rich history, thereafter earning the nickname the "Town with the Painted Past." Local artists and artists from across Canada had been commissioned to create these outdoor masterpieces depicting scenes of various points in the history of our town. Wall spaces and entire sides of buildings serve as canvases for these extraordinary paintings and it's a brilliant sight to behold. Take an unforgettable stroll through history via these amazing murals!
A trip to Stony Plain would not be complete without a great outdoor adventure. Although the city has an abundance of wonderful green spaces, there are 3 beautiful parks that are definitely worth a visit: Rotary Park, Shikaoi Park, and Whispering Waters Park. However, if you're looking to explore a unique wildlife habitat, the Willow Park Natural Area offers a fabulous opportunity to take a stroll through a natural urban reserve that houses many bird species, small wildlife, trees, shrubs, and native grass species. The trails in Willow Park are a part of the town's network of interlinked trails that connect to other parks throughout Stony Plain.
A visit to Stony Plain, Alberta is an enlightening and educational experience through our museums, scenic parks and recreation spaces, and public artworks. You can immerse yourself in our town's history and culture while staying in spacious and superbly comfortable accommodations at the Ramada Inn & Suites Stony Plain. Our rooms and suites offer a touch of luxury with features such as premium quality bedding, 37-inch LCD TVs, free high-speed Wi-Fi, convenient kitchen appliances, and more. To make the most of your stay, feel free to take advantage of impressive hotel amenities at your disposal including an indoor pool, hot tub, dry sauna, an onsite bar and grill and much more. Book your stay with us today!